Schulenburg in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
German and Czech settlers used this gateway to the rolling hills of Fayette County. Settled by former residents of Lyons and High Hill in 1873, when the Galveston, Houston & San Antonio Railway reached here. Named for landowner Louis Schulenburg, town was incorporated in 1875.
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4607.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 29° 40.778′ N, 96° 54.416′ W. Marker is in Schulenburg, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and South Upton Avenue, on the left when traveling west on North Main Street. The marker is located left of the front door to the Schulenburg Chamber of Commerce building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 618 North Main Street, Schulenburg TX 78956, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Anderson Place (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jacob Wolters Log Cabin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Turner HallLyons Lodge No. 195, A.F. & A.M. (approx. half a mile away); St. James Missionary Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Schulenburg Baptist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Schulenburg City Cemetery (approx. ¾ mile away); Carl T. Morene: A Shorthorn Forever (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schulenburg.
Also see . . .
1. German Settlers of Texas. The largest ethnic group in Texas derived directly from Europe was persons of German birth or descent. As early as 1850, they constituted more than 5 percent of the total Texas population, a proportion that remained constant through the remainder of the nineteenth century. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on December 23, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
2. Schulenburg Texas. The area was settled by German, Austrian, and Czech settlers in the mid-nineteenth century. Schulenburg was founded in 1873, when the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway built through the site, and was named for Louis Schulenburg, who donated land for the railroad. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on December 23, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
3. Lyons Texas. After the Civil War the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway extended its line toward San Antonio and passed two miles north of the community. In 1874 the post office, the local businesses, and the lodge moved to the railroad and formed the nucleus of the new town of Schulenburg. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on December 23, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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